Richard Drax

Conservative MP for South Dorset

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Richard Drax’s voting in Parliament

Richard Drax is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

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Richard Drax has quite often rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Westminster Hall 27 Oct 2021

    Reopening local police stations – Richard Drax. Westminster Hall debate; 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Violence Against Women and Girls: Police Response 22 Sep 2021

    I welcome my hon. Friend to her place. Does she agree that one of the best things that we could do to protect women and girls from violence would be to reverse the catastrophic decision to close hundreds of police stations? If police stations are open, particularly in our towns and cities, the police patrol from them. They offer deterrence, reassurance and, in the worst cases, a place for...
  • Health and Social Care Levy Bill 14 Sep 2021

    I am a great believer in the Conservative philosophy being probably the simplest of those of all the political parties. We believe in freedom—freedom of the individual and freedom from the state. We believe in low taxes. We believe in hard work and a safety net for those who fall into it. Aping Labour by spending billions of pounds we cannot afford will not fool the electorate for long. The...

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Conservative MP for South Dorset

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

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Topics of interest

Richard Drax campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Defence
  • Home Department
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Health
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Aircraft Carriers
  • Arrest Warrants
  • General Practitioners
  • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control
  • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

Currently held offices

  • Member, Defence Sub-Committee (since 5 Mar 2020)
  • Member, Defence Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (30 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (15 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (2 Nov 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 18 Oct 2021.

1. Employment and earnings
Director of Morden Estates Company Limited (unpaid after 5 April 2021), The Estate Office, Charborough Park, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 7EN; property company that manages a number of family-owned properties which form part of the Charborough Estate. From 1 October 2014 to 5 April 2021, accommodation at a property in Dorset has been provided to me with an annual value of £47,500 per annum. I received no other remuneration from this company. Hours: approx. 10 hrs per week. (Updated 05 June 2015 and 21 April 2021)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Woodlands in Dorset: (i) and (ii). (Updated 05 June 2015)
A residential property in Dorset: (i) and (ii). (Updated 05 June 2015 and 11 December 2020)
Two retail commercial properties in Dorset: (i) and (ii). (Updated 05 June 2015 and 11 December 2020)
From 8 April 2019, agricultural land in Yorkshire: (i) and, from 23 April 2021, (ii). (Registered 11 December 2020; updated 23 April 2021) This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 26 April 2021. Paragraph 15 of chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Morden Estates Company Ltd; property management company (see category 8 below).
ACF Co Holdings Limited; holding company for family businesses. This company owns Abbots Court Farm (Charborough). (Updated 11 December 2020)
AMF Holdings Limited; holding company for family businesses. This company owns Anderson Manor Farm. (Registered 05 June 2020; updated 11 December 2020)
8. Miscellaneous
Beneficiary of a family trust which owns residential property, agricultural land, woodlands and commercial property in Dorset. There are a significant number of properties in each category and some are in joint ownerships with family members and other trusts. They form part of the wider family property businesses known locally as the Charborough Estate. The trust also owns commercial property in Surrey. (Updated 05 June 2015 and 11 December 2020)
Currently administering a business property in Barbados, title to be transferred to me in due course. (Registered 11 December 2020)
Director of Morden Estates Company Limited (unpaid after 5 April 2021), The Estate Office, Charborough Park, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 7EN; property company that manages a number of family-owned properties which form part of the Charborough Estate. (Registered 21 April 2021)

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